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Physical, chemical, and biological water quality monitoring data to support detection of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in western Lake Erie, collected by the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory and the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research since 2012

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Blooms of nuisance and toxic cyanobacteria, referred to as cyanobacteria harmful algal blooms (cHABs), occur annually in Lake Erie and pose a threat to human health, affect the quality of life, and significantly degrade the ecosystem. NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory and the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR), University of Michigan, started regular water quality monitoring of the western basin of Lake Erie in 2012. Since that time the monitoring effort has expanded to incorporate additional parameters and sample locations.

Physical, chemical, and biological water quality data were collected during repeated weekly sampling trips to a set of stations before, during, and after HAB events (from May - October). Data for these discrete sampling events include: wind speed, wave height, secchi depth, sample temperature, Conductivity, Temperature and Depth (CTD) Sonde temperature, CTD specific conductivity, CTD beam attenuation, CTD transmission, CTD dissolved oxygen, CTD photosynthetically active radiation, turbidity, particulate microcystin, dissolved microcystin, extracted phycocyanin, extracted chlorophyll-a, total phosphorus, total dissolved phosphorus, soluble reactive phosphorus, ammonia, nitrate + nitrite, urea, particulate organic carbon, particulate organic nitrogen, dissolved organic carbon, colored dissolved organic material absorbance at 400 nm, total suspended solids, and volatile suspended solids. The bulk water quality parameters were analyzed via established techniques and procedures for routine water quality monitoring and analysis (APHA 1992, 1998, 2017).

In 2014, CIGLR deployed moored buoys to collect real-time physical, chemical, and biological water quality data during the summer season. There are now four moored buoys deployed during the open water season in western Lake Erie that collect in situ data for the following parameters, average wind speed, maximum wind speed, air temperature, barometric pressure, depth, water temperature, specific conductivity, pH, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll-a, phycocyanin, dissolved organic matter, nitrate, and phosphate.
  • Cite as: Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research; University of Michigan and NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (2019). Physical, chemical, and biological water quality monitoring data to support detection of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in western Lake Erie, collected by the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory and the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research since 2012. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/11da-3x54. Accessed [date].
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Distributor NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Dataset Point of Contact NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Time Period 2012-05-15 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 43.3
S: 41.8
E: -82.8
W: -83.7084
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2019-04-24
  • revision: 2020-03-26
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: 3J2J2H
Purpose These data were collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (NOAA-GLERL) and the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) to support NOAA-GLERL’s operational development of the Lake Erie harmful algal bloom (HAB) forecasts and to directly monitor microcystin concentrations within the ecosystem.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research; University of Michigan and NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (2019). Physical, chemical, and biological water quality monitoring data to support detection of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in western Lake Erie, collected by the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory and the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research since 2012. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/11da-3x54. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research
  • University of Michigan and NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
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Acknowledgments
  • This work is supported in part by Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and is part of the Decision Support Tools to link predictions to HABs and source water protection, Synthesis Observation and Response (SOAR) project, and Real-time Environmental Coastal Observation Network (ReCON).
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Provider Keywords
  • BEAM ATTENUATION
  • CHLOROPHYLL A - extracted
  • Specific conductivity
  • color dissolved organic matter
  • colored dissolved organic material absorbance at 400 nm
  • colored dissolved organic material absorbance at 400nm
  • colored dissolved organic matter
  • dissolved microcystin
  • dissolved mycrosystin
  • extracted phycocyanin
  • flourescent dissolved organic matter
  • fluorescent dissolved organic matter
  • nitrate + nitrite content
  • organic dissolved oxygen
  • organic dissolved oxygen saturation
  • particulate mycrosystin
  • phycocyanin
  • phycoerythrin
  • sample depth
  • sample depth (category)
  • soluble reactive phosphorus
  • total dissolved phosphorus
  • total suspended solids
  • volatile suspended solids
  • wind speed - maximum
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Submitter provided data center
  • Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR)
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords ICES/SeaDataNet Ship Codes
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords Provider Instruments
  • Abraxis ELISA kit
  • Airmar WS-200WX
  • Carlo-Erba model 1110 CHN Elemental Analyzer
  • Hach 2100AN Turbidimeter
  • Perkin Elmer UV/VIS spectrophotometer Lambda 35
  • SBE 19plus V2 SeaCAT Profiler CTD
  • Seabird/Wetlabs CycleP
  • Seal QuAAtro or Seal AA3
  • Shimadzu TOC-5000 Total Organic Carbon Analyzer
  • Turner C6
  • Turner Designs 10-AU Fluorometer
  • Turner Designs Aquafluor 8000-010
  • YSI EXO2
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Provider Location Keywords
  • Lake Erie
Provider Place Names
  • Lake Erie
Project keywords None
  • Great Lakes Restoration Initiative; US Environmental Protection Agency
Provider Project Names
  • Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
  • Great Lakes Restoration Initiative; US Environmental Protection Agency
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research; University of Michigan and NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (2019). Physical, chemical, and biological water quality monitoring data to support detection of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in western Lake Erie, collected by the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory and the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research since 2012. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/11da-3x54. Accessed [date].
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  • 2019-04-24T18:12:22Z - NCEI Accession 0187718 v1.1 was published.
  • 2019-07-01T12:39:13Z - NCEI Accession 0190729 v1.1 was published.
  • 2019-07-03T16:05:16Z - NCEI Accession 0190201 v1.1 was published.
  • 2019-08-05T19:17:24Z - NCEI Accession 0194301 v1.1 was published.
  • 2019-08-06T22:11:15Z - NCEI Accession 0194302 v1.1 was published.
  • 2020-02-28T18:32:13Z - NCEI Accession 0209116 v1.1 was published.
  • 2020-03-26T11:53:27Z - NCEI Accession 0187718 was revised and v2.2 was published.
Output Datasets
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • buoy - moored buoy
  • meteorological sensors
  • secchi disk
  • thermometer
  • water quality sensors
Platform
  • moored buoy
  • SMALL BOAT
Last Modified: 2020-08-15T14:26:46Z
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